Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

The federal REAL ID enforcement deadline has been extended until May 3, 2023.

Get information and guidance about DMV service changes due to coronavirus.

Online Services

You can do most DMV transactions online. If the service you seek is offered online, you MUST complete it online.

Learn about DMV transactions that can be done online.

In-Person Services

You MUST make a reservation for in-person transactions at a DMV office.

Make a reservation.

Mail-In and Drop Box Services

DMV Offices are processing registrations and other transactions by mail. They are also accepting transactions through secure drop boxes located at each office.

Get a list of DMV mail-in or drop box locations.

Road Tests

Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to be socially distanced. Unvaccinated/unknown vaccination status individuals need to maintain six feet of social distance from other customers and staff, whenever possible.

All individuals are required to wear face coverings during road tests. You must also disinfect the passenger side of the vehicle with disinfectant wipes before the test.

Learn more about road test guidelines and scheduling.

Need something else?

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides information about:

  • Motor vehicle registration
  • Insurance requirements for motor vehicles
  • The replacement of lost or stolen documents
  • Car seat and seat belt policies 
  • Operating hours and specific services offered at each DMV office
  • Services and programs for drivers, including Clean Pass

You can also make complaints about local offices and employees.

Additional information and assistance is available:

Online

Find answers to DMV-related questions.

Find DMV locations and hours of operation.

Get contact information for the DMV.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Department of Motor Vehicles Call Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 966-6155
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.

Bronx

Bronx Registration Center
696 East Fordham Road (between Cambreleng and Crotona Avenues)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
LIMITED SERVICES ONLY

Bronx License Center
1350 Commerce Avenue (between Waterbury Avenue and Halsey Street)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
LIMITED SERVICES ONLY

Brooklyn

Coney Island Office
2875 West 8th Street (between Sheepshead Bay Road and Surf Avenue)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Atlantic Center Office
625 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor (between Fort Greene Place and 6th Avenue)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Manhattan

Harlem Office
159 East 125th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Midtown Manhattan Office
366 West 31st Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM 

Lower Manhattan Office
11 Greenwich Street (at Battery Place)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM 

***Please note that the License Express DMV office, located at 145 West 30th Street, is closed until further notice.***

Queens

College Point Office
30-56 Whitestone Expressway (between Downing Street and 31st Avenue), Flushing
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Springfield Gardens Office
168-35 Rockaway Boulevard (between 148th Avenue and 175th Street), Springfield Gardens
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Jamaica Office
168-46 91st Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 168th and 169th Streets), Jamaica
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Staten Island

Richmond Office
1775 South Avenue, Suite 2 (at Spencer Street)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

On November 1, 2020, a new seat belt law went into effect in New York State. All drivers and passengers must buckle up regardless of age or where they sit in the vehicle.

Wearing a seatbelt is required in personal cars and when riding in a taxi or for-hire vehicle (FHV), including on app-based trips.

The penalty for a seat belt violation is a fine of up to $50 for the passenger and up to $100 and 3 points for the driver if a child under 16 is not properly buckled.

If you are riding with a child in a taxi or for-hire vehicle, you are encouraged to bring your own car seat. The driver must allow you to install your car seat.

You can make complaints about the Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) local offices and employees to New York State by phone or mail.

Complaints against DMV judges must be made in writing.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Department of Motor Vehicles Call Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 966-6155
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.

By Mail

Send written complaints to:

Barbara J. Fiala, Commissioner
Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228

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